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Sunday, 22 July 2018 to Wednesday, 25 July 2018 from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

ICC Sydney, Sydney, Australia


International Symposium on Relations between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis


Darling Harbour - Sydney 22-25 July 2018

The International Symposium on Relations between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis (ISHHC) has a long and distinguished history. The first symposium was organised in 1974 by Bernard Delmon in Brussels, with the next 16 events oscillating between Europe and the USA with 2 forays to Japan prior to the current event planned for Sydney, Australia in 2018.

The original concept of the symposium was to address the relationships between homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. This has evolved to an even more united vision that now includes biocatalysis – a move driven by the many commonalities between the fields and a hope that united an even greater impact of catalysis as a means to address global challenges can be achieved. The key objective is to bring the three communities together in a creative environment, where all can learn from and be inspired by each other’s dreams, successes and breakthroughs.

The Sydney event is the first to be held in the Southern Hemisphere and the organising committee is determined to present a memorable symposium. The program will cover the following topics:-                                               


Conference theme:-   Catalysis at the Interfaces of Nanodomains 

Apply and Interogate
Control at the nanoscale
• Designed interfaces
• Compartmentalisation/Hybrid Approaches
• Performance
• Study of dynamic transformations of nanodomains
Advance tools for catalysis
• Structures
• Dynamics
• Predictions
• Imaging and Mapping
• Separation & Analysis Technology


Satellite meeting

To add to the scope of the program, the Australian Symposium on Computational Enhanced Material Design has agreed to run alongside ISHHC18 as a satellite meeting. All delegates will have access to both meetings.

Post event workshops

Two workshops are being arranged post event

• Advancement and Prospect of Catalysis Science & Technology on 25-27 July 2018 at the University of Sydney supported by ACS Catalysis.  More information can be found here.

• Introduction to machine learning in materiaals science on 26th July 2018 at the UNSW Kensington campas in Sydney. More information can be found here.

Key Dates for the meeting

What Open Close
Abstracts 24/07/2017 Extended until 31/3/2018
Early Bird Registration 25/09/2017 01/05/2018
Standard Registration 23/04/2018 13/07/2018

Registration Fees for full conference

Delegate Type
Full Delegate
AUD $ 850
Student Delegate
AUD $ 450
AUD $ 600



Conference Dinner @ Doltone House on Jones Bay Wharf  AUD $130


Important Contact Points

ISHHC18 Secretariat The Royal  Australian Chemical Institute
Contact Person Roger Stapleford
Enquiries ISHHC18
Telephone (+61) (03) 9328 2033